Wondering How to Change a Video Format?
Try this online video file converter!
Use this free video converter online to easily change the format of your video. You can convert video files online to popular media formats. If you need a wider range of output formats, try a desktop converter from Movavi.
How to change a video file type
Here are some issues you can solve by changing video file types.
Your device doesn’t open a file?
The file is played with distortions?
Videos take up too much space?
Changing video formats
Saving videos for mobile devices
Preparing video for uploading online
How to convert video files with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Download and install the software
Click one of the buttons below to get the installation file. Open it and follow the on-screen instructions. Then, the program will launch automatically.
Step 2. Add a file to the program
Just click Add Media and select Add Video. On your hard drive, locate the file or files you want to convert, then click Open to add them to the conversion queue.
Step 3. Choose a new format
In the lower portion of the interface, choose the desired output format for your video. You can locate the appropriate preset using the search box or browse the Video, Devices, and Audio tabs.
Step 4. Compress the video (optional)
If you want to reduce the size of the output file, click the file size value. Then adjust the File size slider as needed – the app will change the bitrate to reach the indicated size. You can click Convert sample to compress a part of your video and preview the result.
Step 5. Edit your video file (optional)
Movavi Video Converter offers many editing options. Hit Edit and use the tools you need. Use the Trim tab to cut out unwanted segments. In the Effects tab, you can choose a filter for your video. Open the Subtitles tab to add a subtitles file from your computer or to download subtitles from the Internet. When you’ve made the necessary changes, hit Save and Close.
Step 6. Start the conversion
Click Convert in the bottom right corner to start the encoding process. When the file is ready, the folder with the output file will open automatically.
Great! Now you know how to change a video format in a couple of clicks.
Frequently asked questions
▶️ How to convert video files to MP4?
Use Movavi Video Converter. Here’s a guide on how to convert videos to MP4 using this video conversion software.
▶️ How to convert videos on Mac?
Changing a video format on Mac is easy with Movavi Video Converter.
Download the video format converter for Mac.
Download Movavi Video Converter for Mac
Run the app and go to Add Media > Add Video. Select the files for conversion.
Choose a target format.
▶️ How to change the format of a video online?
Here’re some online video file converters you can use: Zamzar, FreeConvert.com, CloudConvert. Simply upload your file and convert it to a video in MP4 or another format. But keep in mind that online converters can process only small files and usually have limitations on the number of conversions per day. Most online converters also don’t support batch conversion.
▶️ What's the best video format?
The answer to this question depends on the purpose of your video. If you want it to be available on the majority of today’s devices, MP4 is undoubtedly the best choice. M2TS is best for Blu-ray players. The Matroska video format lets you insert multiple subtitle tracks, which is great for anyone studying languages. And QuickTime works great for Apple devices.
▶️ What is the smallest high-quality video format?
There may be multiple answers to this question since everything depends on the compression method and your experience. Generally, the H.264 video codec is considered one of the best in terms of size and quality. So, if you want the best quality with a small file size, you can choose any container that supports H.264, such as MP4, AVI, or MKV. We recommend using MP4 since it’s widely supported by players, devices, and websites.
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